Sermons

VI Pentecost

July 16, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Many years ago, I heard the story which took place at a college of one of the two famous University’s in England – either Oxford of Cambridge.  It was so long ago that I forget which University, but that is not important for the purposes of the story. It seems that one of the buildings which had been built...Read More

IV Pentecost

July 2, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. The Saturday mornings of my youth were not all that pleasant.  My Father was the sexton at our Church and so as a teenager with a body clock that was not one of a morning person, I would have to wake early on Saturday mornings to help clean the Church – without pay. I learned to use the large dust mop to clean the...Read More

III Pentecost

June 25, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Today we remember one of our Patronal Feasts – the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul.  As I looked through the lessons, I was drawn to the Gospel for today.  I was drawn to it because of what it represents for the relationship between Jesus and St. Peter and what that can say about our relationship with...Read More

Trinity Sunday

June 11, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. When Susan was preparing the bulletin for this week, we commented on how long the first lesson was for this morning.  Why was it that the Church would choose to read the entire story of creation for Trinity Sunday?  Surely it must be that new lectionary that we are using.  We complained a bit about the new...Read More

Whitsunday (Pentecost)

June 4, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Today is one of the major Feast Days of the Church -- The day of Pentecost.  As with all of the major Feast Days, I strive to find a different way of approaching a story which we have heard many times in order to bring new light to something that we think we already know well. As I read through the lesson from Acts for...Read More

Sunday after the Ascension

May 28, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. When I was a seminarian at Nashotah House, there was a crucifix in every classroom.  I suspect it is the same today.  I was told the story of the time when a book called “I’m Okay, You’re Okay” was published, and someone tacked a note under one of the crucifixes that said, “If...Read More

VI Easter

May 21, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. This morning’s lesson from the Book of Acts recounts Paul’s witness to the people of Athens.  This witness begins in this way: “People of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious.  For as I passed along, and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this...Read More

V Easter

May 14, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Listen to this list of miracles of Jesus for a moment:  Changing water into wine,  twice catching a large number of fish, calming a storm,  walking on water,   catching a fish with a coin in its mouth,  cursing the fig tree with no fruit,  restoring a severed ear,  healing 33 people,...Read More